February 16 assignment...due March 16
you may choose to do one or both blocks from the January and February Block
patterns. the requirement is to do one from each month...just depends on what
you want to do with the blocks when you are finished!
all block patterns for the year are pictured on page 5, the patterns start on
page 39, page 38 has a few tips that you will want to read thru...
General instructions and illustration of paper piecing using the "Valentine with Bow"
block begin on page 7. In addition to the items listed for "Tools" ~ a pair
of tweezers will be handy when it's time to pull the paper off!
The "things to know" suggest a stitch length of 1.5 however, while that is good
for perforating the paper, if you have to un-sew (and you will, it's just part of
the process) a stitch length a bit longer is easier to rip out, I use a length of 2.0
it's important to 'finger press' the seams as you go, you want to avoid a tuck
that can happen if not pressed crisply. if you have one of the 4-in-1 tools that
works very well. I do like to press each section with the iron as I go...be sure
to use a dry iron, steam will 'wilt' the paper!!
each pattern must be copied from the book...multiple copies are needed,
each pattern will indicate the number of copies needed. the instructions say
to make color copies...this is up to you ~ I used black copies
which did give me shades then used the page from the book to refer to for